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Donegal Folk Tales

by Joe Brennan

Donegal has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from the county. Discover the trails where Balor of the Evil Eye once roamed, the footprint...


Dancing for Health: Conquering and Preventing Stress

by Judith Lynne Hanna

Dancing for Health explains the cognitive, emotional, and physical dimensions of dance in a spectrum of stress management approaches. Designed for anyone interested in health and healing, this book offers lessons...


Pele and Hiiaka: A Myth from Hawaii

by Nathaniel B. Emerson

Hawaiian tradition, through song-chants and the dance of hula, intimately relates the legendary sisters Pele and Hiiaka to Hawaii's volcanic landscape and other phenomena of nature. This book's mythological...


Long, Long Tales from the Russian North

by Jack V. Haney

This volume of folktales from the Far North of European Russia features seventeen works by five narrators of the Russian tale, all recorded in the twentieth century. The tales, distinguished by their extraordinary...


Gods of Ancient Egypt

by Barbara Watterson

Illustrated in colour, this is an introduction for the general reader to Egyptian mythology and its mysteries. It includes a concise introduction to genearl aspects of Egyptian religion, followed by specific...


Ritual Sacrifice: Blood and Redemption

by Brenda Ralph Lewis

The principle of sacrifice is as old as human life itself. Human, animal or inanimate offerings were an essential part of an effort to handle natural disasters, secure good luck or good health, ensure success...


Ancient Legends Retold: Vortigern - Early King of the Britons

by Simon Heywood

The tragedy of King Arthur is one segment of a vast cycle, the 'Matter of Britain', stretching across generations of early British kings. Vortigern is central to this cycle. King two generations before Arthur,...


Ancient Legends Retold: The Legend of Pryderi

by Fiona Collins

Pryderi led a rich life, but suffered an early death. In the days of 'Once upon a time' that was the way of it, for he inhabited a warrior world - a world of battlefields, cattle raids, magic and might, life...


Ancient Legends Retold: The Seat Perilous, The Quests of Arthur's Knights: The Seat Periolous, The Quests of Arthur's Knights

by Bernard Kelly & June Peter

Around the round table there was always one seat which remained empty. This was the place left for the one who would one day attain the grail and redeem and restore the land. It was the first Hot Seat - if you...


Ancient Legends Retold: Tales of Robin Hood, The Five Early Ballads: Tales of Robin Hood, The Five Early Ballads

by Michael Dacre

Here are the five earliest ballads of 'Robyn Hode', retold in vivid modern prose. They still constitute the best version of the famous English outlaw - fast and violent, earthy and satirical, dangerous, sinister,...


Pembrokeshire Folk Tales

by Christine Willison

These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storyteller Christine Willison. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories...


Italian Superstitions

by Andrea Malossini

We are all superstitious, even those who affirm the opposite. Superstition is natural, it resides in all of us: it represents the human answer to rare, singular, and mysterious phenomena. All that cannot be...


Creating Global Music in Turkey

by Koray Degirmenci

Creating Global Music in Turkey mainly analyzes how the local and global interact in the very place that is defined as the “local” by the global cultural system. It examines the different music traditions...


Haunting Experiences: Ghosts in Contemporary Folklore

by Diane E. Goldstein, Sylvia Ann Grider & Jeannie Banks Thomas

Ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are widely represented throughout modern culture. They can be found in any number of entertainment, commercial, and other contexts, but popular media or commodified representations...


The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend

by Barbara Brodman & James E. Doan

This book presents the vampire as a truly international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk character, the literary vampire (such as Dracula), or 20th and 21st-century film versions. Instead, we...


African Traditions in the Study of Religion, Diaspora and Gendered Societies

by Afe Adogame & Ezra Chitando

This book presents a unique multidisciplinary exploration of African traditions in the study of religion, diaspora and gendered societies. Contributors drawn from diverse African and global contexts situate...


Kentucky Folklore

by Gerald Alvey

" Thicker'n fiddlers in hell. Independent as a hog on ice. If a bride makes her own clothes, it's bad luck. It'll snow in May if it thunders in February. How's a hen on a fence like a penny? What's the reddest...


Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances

by Christine L. Garlough

Desi Divas: Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances is the product of five years of field research with progressive activists associated with the School for Indian Languages and Cultures (SILC),...


Celtic Wonder Tales

by Ella Young

From childhood we listen to tales of ghosts, banshees, haunted castles and mischievous sprites. But it is not until you immerse yourself in Gaelic literature that you realise what a heritage awaits, for Celtic...


Maidu Texts

by Franz Boas & Roland B. Dixon

This book has been especially republished to raise funds for the American Indian Education Fund, benefitting the education of Native Americans across the United States of America The Maidu lived in the central...